irabel's 2018 charity event sponsoring the Foothills Food-bank hosted “Winston” - An Elephant Abstraction. Inspiration for this quilt was gathered from both pattern designer Violet Craft (Portland) and fabric designer Tina Given (South Africa). The quilt is constructed out of 584 separate pieces. The pillow “Field Mouse”, also a Violet Craft creation, consists of 93 individual pieces. Construction uses Foundation Paper Piecing method. This 58” w x 64” h quilt is cotton based with fabrics from designers Pat Bravo, Oakshott of UK, Anne Kelle from Robert Kaufman and Dear Stella Designs. Kimono Silk thread by Superior Threads was used in the frame-less free motion quilting which was inspired by Christina Cameli.
The last line of the children’s book by Emma Dodd
“But no matter what you say or do, I’ll always love you.”
and the stuffed elephant “Winston” complete the set. The quilt ensemble sold at auction in 2018.